I recently went to the opening of “Muses”, Peter Jensen’s new exhibit at the Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen. Consider me a fan; I love his sense of quirkiness and cheekiness. His whimsical pieces always reflect an element of fun. Some of the highlights from his ten-year retrospective include a black cardigan with hologram badges (my favourite), a printed jacket depicting an image of racial diversity, dresses from his spring/summer 2005 collection inspired by ice-skater Tonya Harding and more.
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If you’re in New York City this week, be sure to pop by my friend Michael Angel’s Summer Social on Thursday, July 21. Details below.
My favourite online store Luisa Via Roma (www.luisaviaroma.com) recently hosted a sit-down dinner for the third edition of the blogger-oriented Firenze4Ever event. The dinner (for 100) was held at the eye-popping La Specola (aka Museum of Zoology and Natural History) in Florence. My seatmate was my friend Wendy Lam of Nitrolicious.com. Facehunter Yvan Rodic, Eva and Daniele Cavalli, who I’ve finally met at last, were also in attendance. We were served scrumptious Tuscan cooking and yes, opera singers serenaded us throughout our meal.
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I loved watching the belly dancers at the Caftan 2011 fashion show the other day in Marrakesh. I couldn’t pinpoint what exactly I found enchanting — the performance itself or the dancers’ voluptuous, curvy bodies. There was something hypnotic about the way their bellies, their hips and their bums shook to the beats of the sound. I think it’s wonderful that there are still places in the world where “curvy” is considered as beautiful. I cannot imagine belly dancers without having actual bellies and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
You know you’re having a jolly good time when you’re in the same room, chatting, dancing and drinking with the world’s fashion and entertainment royalty at the Top of the Standard Hotel (formerly known as Boom Boom Room). The room was filled with one major star after another…. it felt like you have to be a star to be there!
Hat, bowtie, vest, jacket, trousers from Dolce & Gabbana, shoes by Jil Sander
After the jump: Dr. Lisa Airan (in Alexander McQueen), Alexander Wang & Fergie, Brit Maren & Nicole Richie, Sally Singer, Hamish Bowles, Stefano Pilati, Renee Zellweger, Fabiola Beracasa (in Givenchy) Iman, Naomi Campbell, Donna Karan & Calvin Klein, Chace Crawford, Marc Jacobs and more. Click click click to continue.